Instructions for acne kit - moderate acne

How to clear your acne in 90 - 120 days

AM ROUTINE

  1. Cleanse your skin using Gentle Acne Wash (dime to nickel sized amount).

  2. Ice any inflamed lesions

  3. Apply Acne Tonic to your face using a 2x2 esthetic wipe, or a non-woven waffle weave cotton round. Allow time to dry.

  4. Apply Clear Complexion moisturizer to entire face (dime to nickel sized amount).

  5. After your skin is dry, apply the BPO 2.5% as a spot treatment. Using a clean finger or Q-Tip, dab a small amount directly on top of any acne. IMPORTANT: (First time use only) You must perform a patch test before using BPO 2.5%.  See below for instructions.

  6. It is important to avoid over exposure to the sun.  If you plan to go in the sun, after your skin is dry, use One Society Non-tinted Matte Mineral sunscreen. Sunburn will dry your skin and when your skin is dry it increases oil, which can increase acne in the long run.

PM ROUTINE

  1. Cleanse your skin using Gentle Acne Wash (dime to nickel sized amount).

  2. Ice any inflamed lesions 

  3.  Daily: Apply Miracle Mandelic serum. (dime to nickel size amount). Allow to dry and leave on skin.  Once Every 2 Weeks: Instead of applying the serum, use the included Peel Pad to treat your skin. Use sweeping motions to apply the peel to your face then neck (avoid your eyes and lips). This will help to bring fresh skin to the surface and clarify your complexion.  Sometimes the creases on the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth can be extra dry and sensitive. If this applies to you, consider putting a little Vaseline over those areas to protect them before using the peel.

  4. Apply Clear Complexion moisturizer to entire face (dime to nickel sized amount).

  5. After your skin is dry, apply BP0 2.5% Treatment over your entire face. (dime to nickel sized amount).  Avoid the eyes, lips, and creases around your nose and mouth.  Days 1 - 7 (leave on 1 hour then rinse off with water and pat skin dry) Days 8+ (may leave on overnight). BPO will bleach any colored fabrics it touches so it is advised to use white bed linens and sleep in a white t-shirt.

 

HOW TO PERFORM A PATCH TEST: (First time use only) To ensure that you are not allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) you must perform a Patch Test.  To do this, apply a small amount behind your ear or on the side of your neck. Leave the BPO on overnight to see if your skin has a reaction to it.  No other products should be used on that spot while performing the Patch Test. If redness or swelling occurs, let your Esthetician know and substitute BPO 2.5% for the Congested Skin Detox Cream.

PEEL PAD:  Once every 2 weeks, skip Step 3 (Serum) in the PM routine and instead apply the included Peel Pad. Use sweeping motions to apply the peel to your face then neck (avoid your eyes and lips). Sometimes the creases on the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth can be extra dry and sensitive. If this applies to you, consider putting a little Vaseline over those areas to protect them before using the peel, unless there is acne present in those places.  The peel pad will help to bring fresh skin to the surface and clarify your complexion.

EXPECT ADDITIONAL BREAKOUTS IN THE FIRST 30 DAYS: You may notice more breakouts in the first 30 days. This is totally normal. The Acne Kit is designed to increase the cell turnover rate in your skin. Because congestion can be present below the visible skin, this increased rate of cell turnover means that underlying acne will surface faster. This process is known as “Purging”. Your skin may look worse before it looks better. But don’t give up. You are 90 – 120 days away from acne free skin.

After 90 days if you are still having breakouts, talk to your Esthetician about moving up to the Moderate Acne kit.

 

BPO (Benzoyl Peroxide): is proven to kill the bacteria that causes acne, however it can be very drying to the skin. Healthy, not overly dry skin is important to maintain in your fight against acne. Be aware that BPO will bleach any colored fabrics it touches so it is smart to use white sheets and pillow cases.

DRYNESS:  If your skin becomes dry and flaky, you probably need to decrease the amount of time BPO is left on your skin. Try leaving it on the skin for 1 hour at a time before rinsing it off with cool water.  If this works then gradually increase the time BPO is left on your skin.  You may also need to decrease the use of Miracle Mandelic. One method to decrease your skin’s sensitivity to Mandelic is to take a break from using the serum for 2 days. Then begin using it again every other day.  If dryness continues to be a problem consider adding Hydrating Hyaluronic (between Step 2 and 3) as well as additional Clear Complexion (Step 4) to your routine.

If you have decreased the time duration that you leave BPO on your skin and you have reduced your usage of Miracle Mandelic and you still overly dry, consider substituting BPO for the Congested Skin Detox Cream. This is a great alternative to BPO that is much gentler on the skin. 

 

WARNING: If your skin ever has a reaction to a product, such as turning red and becoming swollen, rinse the product off and contact your Esthetician or contact your Doctor immediately.